I am 5' 4 1/2" tall. 110 lbs. female Are 110 cm poles the correct height for me? When I measure with my arm at right angles to floor it measures 39 inches (top of thumb to floor).
I am 5'4" tall, 120 lbs. and bought these poles last year. The 110 cm. height is just right for me. Being so lightweight they are a pleasure to use. I'm very satisfied with them.
I got the 120 cm but am 5'10". My friend got the 110cm and she is 5'6". We are both happy with the size and the key is as you noted; the forearm should be parallel to the floor. It sounds like the 110cm is the right size for you.
I am 5' 8" 130 lbs and bought 120cm poles They are perfect fit for me I love these poles very light weight I would highly recommend these poles
Yes, the 110cm poles are for those that are 5 ft 1" to 5 ft 7". You can find the size chart on the Black Diamond website. I'm 5' 4" and they're perfect for me. The best poles ever.
I read that if your elbow is at a 45 degree angle with the poles, then they are right for you. I am 5'2" and they fit me well. My partner is 5"10" and the same 110 poles fit him well because his elbows are also at 45 degree angles. He's used them for a long time now and is very satisfied with them. I am as well.
So I don't think its only your height that matters but also the degree of angle of your elbows when you are holding the sticks. Probably something to do with the length of your trunk in relation to the length of your legs.
Hope this helps.
I am about 5' 2" and they are great for me. They should be ok for you.
I'm a 5' 4" female and the 110 cm poles work very well for me.
One more thing: 39in you measured, translates into ~100cm (99.06). But BD recommends 100cm for people shorter than 5'1. There is a dilemma. Are you sure you measured it right?
according to manufacturer's web site 110 cm should fit people 5ft 1in to 5ft 7in.
I'm 5ft 10in. I use 120cm and they are just fine.
If still not sure, go for 'FL' instead of 'Ultra Distance'. 'FL' has some height adjustments at the handle (+/- inch or two), but they are more heavy.
Hope that helps,
I'm a little tailer than you and I'm sure I weigh more, but these are the best poles (the collapsable ones I've ever used. After an unsuccessful hip operation I thought my hiking days were over. The poles have enabled me to continues hiking
Yes, the 110 cm should be perfect. I'm 5' 11" and I have the 120 cm poles.